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Curiosity and a Cat

The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain is a translated novella written by a French author. I love the premise of this story about a divorced bookseller who discovers an expensive lady’s handbag sitting atop a garbage pile and the repercussions which … Continue reading

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Footprints

The Deal of a Lifetime is a new novella by Fredrik Backman. The unusual story requires a short amount of time to read, but took me a good while to contemplate. Told in the first-person, a father with cancer meets a … Continue reading

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For Pauline

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Bachman came into my hands with no previous knowledge of its subject matter and exactly one week after my best friend’s mother Pauline passed away after a lengthy … Continue reading

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Moon River

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote is the novella upon which the well-known movie by the same name is based. As is often the case, I liked the novella more than the movie. The story is different in many ways and, … Continue reading

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Blood Ties

There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya is a collection of three translated novellas about the hardship of family life in Russia. Much like the previous book I reviewed by this … Continue reading

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Loss

The Lost Boy is a novella written by Thomas Wolfe.  In order to gain knowledge of Wolfe’s writing style, this is one of the books I chose to pursue after reading the book about Kerouac.  After reading it, I can … Continue reading

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